Elton John’s collection debuts at High Museum

British pop superstar Elton John recently helped organize nearly 400 of the 2,500 of the photographic images he owns into an exclusive exhibit at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.

“Chorus of Light: Photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection” includes such work as Dorthea Lange‘s classic Depression-era portrait to the timeless icon Bert Stern created of Marilyn Monroe. But it doesn’t shy away from more contemporary photographers such as Herb Ritts and Andres Serrano.

John spoke to an audience at the Atlanta Symphony Hall about the photographs that sparked his love of the medium.

“Those images I saw were so beautiful and timeless and exquisite,” John said, as quoted in a CNN.com article.

The exhibit runs through 28 January 2001.